75 Ways To Be Happier

  1. Let go of feeling guilty about something
  2. Make a date with yourself to do something you enjoy
  3. Smile
  4. Learn something new
  5. For an entire day, respond to all news from others with “That’s wonderful!”
  6. Empty your closet of everything that does not make you feel beautiful
  7. Look at a problem from a perspective other than your own
  8. Make a Joy List
  9. Say “no” to something you really don’t want to do
  10. Call an old friend to say “I was thinking about you today”
  11. Take a walk on a clear night and notice the stars
  12. Laugh out loud
  13. Give yourself permission, right now (to be happy)
  14. Once a month, take the scenic route
  15. Take a bag lunch, and eat it in a park
  16. Write down 100 things that make you happy
  17. Take a class, just for fun
  18. Make a new friend
  19. Say “I love you” to someone who matters to you
  20. Write a letter of gratitude to someone who made a difference in your life
  21. Look at something thru the eyes of a four year old
  22. Tell a harried retail clerk, “You have a terrific smile!”
  23. Rather than thinking, “If I succeed”…say “When I succeed…”
  24. Send someone flowers from “A Secret Admirer”
  25. Spend 15 minutes in quiet meditation
  26. Stop doing something that conflicts with your values
  27. Hang around with happy people
  28. Turn in a project the day BEFORE it is due
  29. Go to bed 30 minutes early for a week
  30. Rent and watch a movie that makes you “cry for happy”
  31. Take action on something you’re putting up with
  32. Ask questions to understand before you decide your opinion
  33. Hug your friends
  34. Sit with the new coworker at lunch
  35. Sing out loud with the radio
  36. Finish a good book
  37. Share a recipe
  38. Listen to your heart
  39. Write down a “win” at the end of each day
  40. List ten things you look forward to in the next year
  41. Try a new food
  42. Buy a pair of comfortable shoes
  43. Pretend it’s the first time you’ve ever tasted your favorite food
  44. Do a favor for someone
  45. Accept a favor from someone
  46. Perform a random act of kindness
  47. Let go of something (or someone) that’s holding you back
  48. Watch a baby sleeping
  49. Say “Thank You”
  50. Say “I appreciate you”
  51. Wish others a happy day
  52. Focus on your choices rather than your limitations
  53. Get excited by the challenge of overcoming an adversity
  54. Tell someone you admire him or her
  55. Take responsibility for a problem everyone else is ignoring
  56. Listen to someone else’s story
  57. Do something you’ve been putting off since last year
  58. Surprise yourself
  59. Think BIG!
  60. Play your favorite song, LOUD!
  61. Seek solutions, not blame
  62. Reach farther than you think you can
  63. Set a good example
  64. Mentor someone
  65. Celebrate small victories
  66. Make healthy food choices
  67. Stop accepting excuses from yourself
  68. Notice how lucky you are to be you
  69. When asked, “How are you?” respond with “I’m fabulous!!”
  70. Say a prayer of thanks
  71. Imagine a beautiful place
  72. Become genuinely interested in the other person
  73. Be early
  74. Share your dreams with a friend
  75. Behave like the happiest person you know…and notice what happens!

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